TPE – A Magic Material for Medical Engineering?

Sponsored by: KRAIBURG TPE

Focused on:

  • T P E Compounds
  • Medical Grade Plastics

Date: 8 May


Time: 3PM London/10AM New York

Advantages and limits of TPE materials for the medical and pharmaceutical industry

The medical and pharmaceutical industry is a strictly regulated but potentially interesting market for plastics. The various materials are often available as "Medical Grade Plastics". Although this term is often used, it is not clearly and uniformly defined. The industry therefore demanded a standard in order to be able to compare products better. A new standard, VDI 2017, has now been published. It defines for the first time ever plastics for use in medical devices and pharmaceutical packaging and Invitro Diagnostics under the name "Medical Grade Plastics" in accordance with current regulations and legal requirements.

In our webinar we introduce the newly defined term Medical Grade Plastics (MGP) and show what lies behind it. We will also discuss the advantages and limitations of thermoplastic elastomers in this strictly regulated market. This is because this quite new material class is increasingly being used for applications in the medical and pharmaceutical markets. Medical Grade Plastics from KRAIBURG TPE meet the requirements of VDI 2017 and additionally offer numerous advantages to processors, manufacturers and end users.

We at KRAIBURG TPE support you in these industry sectors with a unique service package that ensures the compliance of our THERMOLAST® M materials with strict international standards for biocompatibility, purity and quality. All Medical Grade compounds are free of heavy metals, latex, PVC, and phthalates and offer high purity. A number of selected compounds are tested and certified according to USP Class VI (Chapter 88), ISO 10993-5 (cytotoxicity), ISO 10993-10 (intracutaneous irritation), ISO 10993-11 (acute systemic toxicity), and ISO 10993-4 (hemolysis). The quality assurance of raw materials used in compounding also covers full traceability of batches from our suppliers.

Register to our Webinar to find out more: What advantages do TPS compounds offer to you in the medical field, where are the limits and where can KRAIBURG TPE support you significantly?

Presented by

Dr. Thomas Wagner,

Product Management EMEA

Dr. Thomas Wagner has held the position of Product Manager at KRAIBURG TPE since 2016. He is responsible for identifying industrial trends and their translation into new product ideas, supporting the Sales Force with joint customer visits and customized sales literature, as well as the KRAIBURG TPE internal Training & Education Program. Following his chemical studies at Technical University Munich, Dr. Thomas Wagner received a Doctorate of Chemistry in the field of organometallic catalysis.

Oliver Kluge,

Business Unit Manager Medical Applications

In 2010, Oliver Kluge took over the position of the Business Unit Manager Medical Applications at KRAIBURG TPE. He is responsible for the product group THERMOLAST® M and supervises all projects related to healthcare application which combine the industry areas, pharmaceutical packaging, medical device and in-vitro diagnostics. In 1998, he started his career at KRAIBURG TPE as an application technology and sales specialist.

Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn more about new regulation VDI 2017
  • What is behind “Medical Grade Plastics”
  • Advantages and limits of TPE compounds
  • What are your benefits working with KRAIBURG TPE


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